These pages describe how I built an electric guitar, the body of which was made from wood salvaged from an old Italian wine vat (tino). I bought the neck & hardware, I don't really have the skills or equipment for those bits...yet. Main construction was in two phases. In the first phase I got the instrument together and essentially working, but without final shaping and surface finishing. In the second phase, with the benefit of a few months playing the guitar, I did the final shaping of the body along with minor modifications and the surface finishing. Later I did a fair bit of tweaking, experimenting with pickups etc.


Vinocaster, April 2011